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Langston Hughes, "Fire-Caught" (1924)
12022-08-04T12:02:48-04:00Amardeep Singhc185e79df2fca428277052b90841c4aba30044e12131plain2022-08-04T12:02:48-04:0004/01/1924Amardeep Singhc185e79df2fca428277052b90841c4aba30044e1The gold moth did not love him So, gorgeous, she flew away. But the gray moth circled the flame Until the break of day. And then, with wings like a dead desire, She fell, fire-caught, into the flame.